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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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  • Explore Philadelphia’s highlights without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Philadelphia in less time—a great choice for first-time visitors
  • A small-group tour for a personalized experience
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
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11am Old City Walking TourMost Popular
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Fathers in the city where America began!
US$25.00
12pm Old City Walking Tour
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Founders in the city where America began!
US$25.00
10am Old City Walking Tour
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Fathers in the city where America began!
US$25.00
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Overview

Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. You'll see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Carpenters’ Hall, and the Declaration House. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs.

What to Expect
Meet your guide at a convenient central location and set out to explore Philadelphia’s Old City District. Walk between Old City’s historic landmarks and hear stories about Philadelphia that the locals don’t even know.

Follow your guide to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall, and the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. Explore Franklin Court, the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home and print shop, and visit his grave site at the Christ Church burial ground. See the Keys To Community sculpture, a bronze bust of Franklin with over 1,000 donated keys worked into the surface.

Then walk down the block to the Declaration House, a red-brick building where Thomas Jefferson lived while drafting the Declaration of Independence. Wander down historic Elfreth’s Alley, and then end your tour or continue exploring on your own.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
What a Treat!

We have just completed Tim’s very informative and entertaining walking tour. He is steeped in his knowledge of all things Ben Franklin (& Camden, NJ LOL ). We highly recommend this tour and would do it again in a heartbeat...Signed, Lancaster & Brooklyn

1  Thank COFA1994
Reviewed 1 week ago
This is a real inside look into history

..... with very detailed stories; not your average, run of the mill, touristy tour. Tim does so much more than just point out buildings. Very funny, entertaining stories; very knowledgeable, things you won't learn in a tour book. Leave yourself enough time on your visit...More

1  Thank Mary G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Walking tour

The guide Tim did a good job making what can be dry history interesting. Nice easy walk not to hard. Enjoyed the tour

Thank Heather M
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Heather, Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again. -Tim

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
We need more!!!!

My husband & I went on the Old City Walking Tour on August 4, 2018. Absolutely marvelous! Tim was so knowledgable and entertaining. The only problem was we did not allow enough time for us to go back to points of interest that Tim pointed...More

2  Thank CecileRopas
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cecile, Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad to hear you guys are getting into Ben Franklin - as I'm sure I mentioned on the tour, he's my favorite historical figure and my wife and I named our son after him. Come check...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic time!

Tim was fantastic. My husband and I had a great time during the tour. I absolutely recommend it 100%.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for the review. I'm glad you guys had fun! Hope to see you again. -Tim

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Response from PJ N | Reviewed this property |
Great tour but be prepared for lots of cobblestones and few smooth sidewalks. It is in the oldest part of the city.
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